Spring has sprung! Now is the time to be prepared for severe weather which can (and often does) impact our region in this season, asserts Tim Herrington, Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency. He urges the residents of Rome and Floyd County to prepare for severe weather by using tools available on the Floyd County EMA mobile app; it may be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s iTunes and Google Play. Herrington additionally recommends the purchase of an NOAA weather radio.
It is also wise for locals to sign up for Floyd County’s Code Red weather alert system, states Herrington, who confirms that an EF-0 tornado with winds of about 75 miles per hour touched down a couple of weeks ago around Booger Hollow Road and Randall Road. Registration for Code Red is available thru the mobile app and at www.romefloyd.com.
The 2011 tornado super outbreak is among the most severe weather events in Herrington’s memory. Two tornadoes touched down in Floyd County during the morning and evening of April 27, 2011 – one in Armuchee, with the other in the Lindale and Cave Spring area.
This past Wednesday, March 27th was the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak which resulted in substantial damage to portions of southern Floyd County.
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